I tried to use extundelete, but received an error and my recovered files
folder was indeed empty.
Here's the output:
xyz@...:~/Desktop/file recovery info$ sudo extundelete
[sudo] password for xyz:
WARNING: Extended attributes are not restored.
Loading filesystem metadata ... 177 groups loaded.
Loading journal descriptors ... 30810 descriptors loaded.
Writing output to directory RECOVERED_FILES/
Searching for recoverable inodes in directory / ...
4062 recoverable inodes found.
Looking through the directory structure for deleted files ...
Unable to restore inode 655426 (lost+found/agent.1570): No data found.
Unable to restore inode 655509 (lost+found/1589): No undeleted copies found
in the journal.
Unable to restore inode 655512 (lost+found/autospawn.lock): No undeleted
copies found in the journal.
Unable to restore inode 655579 (lost+found/pid): No data found.
Unable to restore inode 1052133 (lost+found/safebrowsing): No data found.
xyz@...:~/Desktop/file recovery info$
The drive needing files recovered is a small ssd, which was manually
unmounted. I did not unmount the sdb5 partition as it is a swap partition.
The files I am trying to recover are those from the home folder (some are
in the hidden application folders) and those from the desktop, so I did a
--restore-all. I assume the program also recovers folders too.
What did I do wrong??